The first few months of this year have been a season of induction services! It has been wonderful to celebrate with our pastors, churches, and communities, as these people have been welcomed and commissioned into their roles. We look forward to all the ways Jesus will be made known and His kingdom extended in and through their ministries.
|16 January||Rev Simon Chen||Lead Pastor, Knightsbridge Baptist Church|
|23 January||Dan Fennell||Pastor, Norton Summit Baptist Church|
|30 January||Will Samson||Pastor, Barossa Valley Community Church|
|6 February||Nathan Oliver||Lead Pastor, Kings Baptist Church|
|20 February||Michael Thompson||Pastor, Hackham Baptist Family Church|
|20 February||Chris Bowman||Generations Pastor, Unley Park Baptist Church|
|27 February||Dion Sternberg||Pastor, Lighthouse Community Church|
|27 February||Michaela Millard||Youth and YA Director, Rostrevor Baptist Church|
|20 March||Rev Gavin Brown||Lead Pastor, Alice Springs Baptist Church|
|3 April||Rev Lisa Cornish||State Leader, Baptist Mission Australia|
|3 April||Rachel Stevens||National Youth Specialist, Baptist Mission Australia|
|10 April||Rev Gavin Jones||Lead Pastor, Springpark Baptist Church|
We have also had a couple of farewells. On 13 February, Rev Keith Chessell concluded his ministry at Mitcham Baptist Church after 30 years at the service which saw the conclusion of the current worshipping congregation. Keith continues his teaching ministry through Covenant Life Ministry. On 1 May, Rev Andrew Downes concluded his ministry at Aldinga Bay Baptist Church after 25 years as Senior Pastor. Andrew is heading into full time chaplaincy with the Australian Defence Forces.
Please pray for all these leaders and churches! We continue to pray for God to raise up new pastoral leaders across our movement of churches to lead us into all the opportunities for mission and ministry He has before us.